Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (replaced by Town End Methodist), Bolsover
Primitive Methodist Chapel (replaced by Town End Methodist)   [no longer registered]
Cotton Street, S44 6HA,
Bolsover, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1864, but we understand it was closed in 1898, and the premises are now in secular use.

An account of Nonconformity in Bolsover, on the Victoria County History website (in 2014, then "Work in Progress") indicates that Primitive Methodism was introduced to Bolsover in 1819 by Jeremiah Gilbert. He was arrested for his pains; but afterwards meetings were held in a cottage in Hockley. This is information that the compilers obtained from a book Bolsover Methodist Church. Centenary Celebrations 1896-1996 (M. Clarke, 1995).

A permanent Chapel was not, however opened until 1864, and this was closed for Methodist worship in 1898, when the congregation moved to new premises in Welbeck Road. The building was then taken over by the Salvation Army, who occupied it until 1911, after which time it was converted into Council Offices. The plaque on the exterior of the building now reads: 'Bolsover Urban District Council' '1911', so unfortunately, it retains little of its original provenance.

The Salvation Army Hall afterwards moved to another location, for which there is a separate entry in this database.

Note: the Council Building is in the northern half of Cotton Street, which has been pedestrianised, so is not accessible from Google StreetView. [Sources: David Lindley/Rosemary Lockie]


Now or formerly Primitive Methodist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4740070428. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Bolsover, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 21 Nov 2014 at 15:22.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 10:50:29 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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